The democrats’ finger-pointing at President Trump’s alleged – and unsubstantiated – connections to Russia may have just boomeranged and landed back in their laps. This, on the heels of accusations from the president that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped just before the November election.
The entire affair does have the look, smell and feel of an intelligence community leaking like a sieve to numerous news outlets.
Meanwhile, the Sunday morning political shows were overflowing with current and former government officials spouting off a variety of opinions – mostly signifying nothing.
To wit: James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under President Obama on NBC’s Meet the Press claimed he saw no collusion between the Trump Campaign and the Russian government, but went on to say:
I will say that for the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign.
On Fox News Sunday, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) said the congressional inquiry net is bound to widen to include the latest allegations from the president:
We’ve already begun an inquiry on the intelligence committee into Russia’s efforts to undermine confidence in our political system. That inquiry is going to be thorough, and we’re going to follow the facts wherever they lead us. And I’m sure that this matter will be a part of that inquiry.
Meanwhile, Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends guest commentator, radio giant Mark Levin, blustered the loudest when he said the following:
The evidence is overwhelming. This is not about President Trump’s tweeting. This is about the Obama administration spying, and the question is not whether it spied. We know they went to the FISA court twice. The question is who they did spy on and the extent of the spying [on] the Trump campaign, the Trump transition, Trump surrogates.
So far there is a lot of talk but very little in the way of hard evidence as to what was done to whom and when. The entire affair is a hot mess that at first embroiled the new president but now seems to be heading down a different road – headed straight back to its democratic sources.
Sunday, the White House officially asked Congress to look into whether the Obama administration abused its power during the campaign and said they would have no further comment on the controversy until the legislative body completes its investigation.